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Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights

The Court, based in Strasbourg, was set up as a result of the European Convention on Human Rights, created in 1950. This set out a catalogue of civil and political rights and freedoms. It allows people to lodge complaints against States which have signed up to the Convention for alleged violations of those rights. Although founded in 1950, the Court did not actually come into existence until 1959. It gained its present form as a single European Court of Human Rights when Protocol No. 11 to the ECHR took effect in 1998.

The Court is currently made up of 47 judges, one in principle for every State signed up to the Convention. They are elected by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and serve for six years. Judges sit on the Court as individuals and do not represent their country.  Website: www.echr.coe.int/Pages/home.aspx?p=home
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Panaitescu v. Romania

10 April 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Public health - Roma | Countries: Romania

Khalisat Daytbegova and Mariat Magomedova v. Austria: Statement of Facts and Questions to the Parties

On 10 February 2012 the ECtHR applied the interim measure under Rule 39 and requested the Austrian Government to stay the expulsion of the applicants from Austria to Italy under the Dublin II Regulation, until further notice.

30 January 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Countries: Austria - Italy - Russian Federation

Logvinenko v. Ukraine

14 October 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - HIV and AIDS - Prison or detention conditions - Public health - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Ukraine

A.B. v. Russia

14 October 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - HIV and AIDS - Prison or detention conditions - Public health - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Russian Federation

Karatepe c. Turquie

Cet arrêt est devenu définitif en vertu de l'article 44 § 2 de la Convention. Il peut subir des retouches de forme.

12 October 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Police - Pre-trial detention - Public health - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Turkey

Ashot Harutyunyan v. Armenia

15 June 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Equality before the law - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Prison or detention conditions - Public health | Countries: Armenia

Paladi v. Moldova

This judgment is final but may be subject to editorial revision.

10 March 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Pre-trial detention - Prison or detention conditions - Public health - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Moldova, Republic of

Güveç v. Turkey

This judgment will become final in the circumstances set out in Article 44 § 2 of the Convention. It may be subject to editorial revision.

20 January 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Children's rights - Criminal justice - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Legal representation / Legal aid - Mental health - Pre-trial detention - Public health - Right to justice - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Turkey

Aleksanyan v. Russia

This judgment will become final in the circumstances set out in Article 44 § 2 of the Convention. It may be subject to editorial revision.

22 December 2008 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - HIV and AIDS - Pre-trial detention - Prison or detention conditions - Public health - Right to family life - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Russian Federation

M. v. United Kingdom

Admissibility decision.

24 June 2008 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Country of origin information (COI) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - HIV and AIDS - Persecution based on political opinion - Public health - Right to family life | Countries: Congo, Republic of the - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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